Pedroia’s two-run single leads Red Sox over Athletics

After a pitcher’s duel between John Lackey and Jarrod Parker through seven innings and both pitcher’s exiting the game with the game tied at two, Dustin Pedroia came through with a clutch two-out, two RBI single in the top of the eighth inning, which proved to be the game-winning runs in the Red Sox’ 4-2 win over the Athletics Friday night.

Lackey and Parker both pitched very well as Parker went seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Even more impressive for was he retired the last 16 hitters he faced. Lackey was just as impressive as he did not allow a hit until the fifth inning before allowing an RBI single later in the inning and then a solo shot to Jed Lowrie in the sixth to account for the two runs over seven innings.

Andrew Bailey pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Koji Uehara struck out the side in order in the ninth to earn the save.

Going along with his game-winning single, Pedroia paced the Red Sox offense finishing with two of the teams’ six hits, while Mike Napoli also had two hits in the win. Brock Holt had the other two RBIs coming on a two-out single in the second inning.

The teams will continue their three-game series Saturday night (10:05, NESN) which will see Jon Lester take on A.J. Griffin.

What they’ll be saying: Not only is Lackey putting up impressive numbers relative to the Red Sox, but his numbers are now some of the best in all of baseball. He has allowed three runs or fewer while going seven or more innings in his last six starts. It is tied for the longest such streak in the majors this season. His ERA is now 2.78 on the season … Like in Thursday’s win the Red Sox had a different guy coming through in the clutch as this time it was Pedroia with his two-out single in the eighth inning. If they can continue to get the hits when they matter most the team will be in good shape for the remainder of the season.



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